Ludum Dare #11 – April 2008

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
December 31st, 2007 3:36 am

Thanks everyone for coming out and making Ludum Dare 10 a great success. A fitting close the fifth year of of the compo.

If you haven’t seen it yet, the results can be found here. Final entries can be found here.

Now, as much as we’d love everyone to idle with us in #ludumdare until April, we understand this isn’t practical for everyone. So, in addition, we have a mailing list at gamecompo.com.

To subscribe, e-mail: gamecompo-subscribe@sykhronics.com

To unsubscribe, e-mail: gamecompo-unsubscribe@sykhronics.com

And when in doubt, hit up ludumdare.com.

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Now, unlike prior years, we’ve tried to make it clear that the next compo will be in April. Anyone that’s stayed up with our shenanigans will know April is our magic month, the anniversary of the first Ludum Dare compo (the original 24 hour compo in 2002). If there’s one tradition we’ve kept over the years, it’s been holding a compo in April. Be it organized a month in advance, or pulled together last minute.

So the first order of business is to pick a weekend in April to hold the compo. I’m not looking for suggestions per se, but reasons to include or exclude a specific day. Our options include:

  • April 4th-6th Weekend
  • April 11th-13th Weekend
  • April 18th-20th Weekend
  • April 25th-27th Weekend

Ideally, we like to plan around such things as Game Industry events (GDC, E3, Game Connection, etc), Exam season (we love you students), national holidays, or any such event that either hinders or benefits the majorities chance to participate.

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And in final, if you have any comments, suggestions or feedback for us, please do share them. Ludum Dare is and has always been about the community. Without you all, we’d just be an IRC channel. :)

Thanks again everyone, and have a great 2008.

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7 Responses to “Ludum Dare #11 – April 2008”

  1. TenjouUtena says:

    It looks like, from some web searching of academic calendars and other holiday calindars, that the first weened on April would probably be best. Most finals seems to occur at the end of April / beginning of may.

    Apr 20th is the beginning of Passover

    Apr 15th is US Tax day.

  2. SteelGolem says:

    i’m good to go any weekend. i hope there’s a 10.5 >_>

  3. Hamumu says:

    April Shmapril!!! Give me 10.5.

  4. TenjouUtena says:

    I propose we have 10.5 February 15th through the 22nd for code, with the 22nd to 29th as judging.

  5. Martin says:

    Wonderful pages! Keep up the grat work.r

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